Tuesday September 13, 2011

AMD Showcases World’s Fastest CPU

A longtime favorite of performance enthusiasts and overclockers around the world, AMD today announced it has achieved the Guinness World Record for the "Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor," by overclocking the upcoming 8-core AMD FX desktop processor.

"The record-breaking processor speed that resides in the AMD FX CPU clearly demonstrates performance gains for the new AMD 'Bulldozer' multi-core architecture, which will provide x86 computing power for this CPU and future AMD Accelerated Processing Units," said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Group at AMD. "Along with world-record frequencies, the AMD FX processor will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience for the money - extreme multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and HD content creation."

Make sure you watch our AMD FX Overclocking Preview here to see the AMD FX 8150 cranked all the way up to 8GHz on LN2.